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 Forum: Puzzles 2021-05-02, 20:48 Replies: 17 Views: 2,396 Posted By SmartMersenne Also note that a_k can't be zero but can be m_k... Also note that a_k can't be zero but can be m_k due to 1 <= a_k <= m_k
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-03, 07:12 Replies: 6 Views: 790 Posted By SmartMersenne A picture would go a long way to clarify your... A picture would go a long way to clarify your algorithm.
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-12, 02:18 Replies: 27 Views: 3,515 Posted By SmartMersenne I think the problem is not very clear to... I think the problem is not very clear to everyone. You may help by providing some small cases to clarify all your points.
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-05, 01:59 Replies: 36 Views: 5,136 Posted By SmartMersenne What a pity! Shame! What the ...?! What a pity! Shame! What the ...?!
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-04, 12:58 Replies: 11 Views: 1,659 Posted By SmartMersenne Let's not spoil the problem OK, let's stop here before one of us solves the problem and reveals the answer. :smile:
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-04, 02:10 Replies: 11 Views: 1,659 Posted By SmartMersenne Here is one with 50 items: ... Here is one with 50 items: ...
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-03, 15:21 Replies: 11 Views: 1,659 Posted By SmartMersenne Here is a solution set with 60 elements: ... Here is a solution set with 60 elements: ...
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-03, 10:23 Replies: 11 Views: 1,659 Posted By SmartMersenne The following people would be vaccinated with no... The following people would be vaccinated with no additional convincing other than what is given in the question: 101011000011 100000000001 100100000001 110001000001 100001000001 100000011100...
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-22, 07:48 Replies: 36 Views: 5,136 Posted By SmartMersenne I don't want to downplay it but 8x improment... I don't want to downplay it but 8x improment means instead of C(345^2, 2) = 7083415800 we will have 885426975 possibilities to try, and this is just for N=345. Trying one configuration...
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-21, 09:34 Replies: 36 Views: 5,136 Posted By SmartMersenne I beg to differ. There has been many occations... I beg to differ. There has been many occations that the IBM puzzles were just solved by brute force. Even the solvers on this site admitted to that many times. This is true especially for the bonuses.
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-21, 08:44 Replies: 36 Views: 5,136 Posted By SmartMersenne "~" serves for that purpose. I meant O(345^4).... "~" serves for that purpose. I meant O(345^4). But if you want to be literal it is C(345^2, 2), which is equal to your number. And this is just for N=345. You need to check all N until you find...
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-21, 07:21 Replies: 36 Views: 5,136 Posted By SmartMersenne Filling it easy, it just takes a few seconds, but... Filling it easy, it just takes a few seconds, but finding a solution requires ~345^4 possibilities to try (345 for each coordinate value).
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-21, 03:11 Replies: 36 Views: 5,136 Posted By SmartMersenne If I start with these two bots, I can see the... If I start with these two bots, I can see the matrix getting full, so :thumbs-up:
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-21, 03:02 Replies: 36 Views: 5,136 Posted By SmartMersenne I have (70, 65) and (13, 5) for N=77. I have (70, 65) and (13, 5) for N=77.
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-11-04, 21:15 Replies: 34 Views: 7,246 Posted By SmartMersenne Yup, the number of solvers was barely able to... Yup, the number of solvers was barely able to reach 25, so clarification didn't have a special boost.
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-11-04, 19:49 Replies: 34 Views: 7,246 Posted By SmartMersenne The question was stupid to start with. Our goal... The question was stupid to start with. Our goal is to find better and efficient solutions everywhere but in this question, we are intentionally adding stupidity (chaos) to the solution.
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-18, 18:07 Replies: 34 Views: 7,246 Posted By SmartMersenne I really doubt that it will come anywhere close... I really doubt that it will come anywhere close to July20.
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-06, 19:12 Replies: 34 Views: 7,246 Posted By SmartMersenne Yes, because you can't have any jump statements... Yes, because you can't have any jump statements (JMP_ZERO above) in the middle of a block.
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-06, 11:06 Replies: 34 Views: 7,246 Posted By SmartMersenne I would normally call you "paranoid" but now I... I would normally call you "paranoid" but now I wouldn't be surprised given the low quality of the website recently.
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-06, 05:57 Replies: 34 Views: 7,246 Posted By SmartMersenne That's clearly a mistake in the figure. That's clearly a mistake in the figure.
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-05, 09:40 Replies: 34 Views: 7,246 Posted By SmartMersenne Trust me, you are not the only one. I think... Trust me, you are not the only one. I think ** and \$ is just for formatting, and you can ignore. The sample program is not an indicator of what to expect from the real problem, let alone the...
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-01, 19:57 Replies: 34 Views: 7,246 Posted By SmartMersenne Here are the different results of modulo... Here are the different results of modulo operation for negative numbers in some commonly known languages: https://torstencurdt.com/tech/posts/modulo-of-negative-numbers/
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-01, 18:46 Replies: 34 Views: 7,246 Posted By SmartMersenne The question is also ill-posed, needs many... The question is also ill-posed, needs many clarifications. For example: how does the algorithm will work for negative integers? Return value of modulo operation changes from one programming language...
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-25, 19:11 Replies: 33 Views: 11,460 Posted By SmartMersenne Well, I would have expected more discipline when... Well, I would have expected more discipline when it is work. Nobody will question me if I don't work on a problem but all eyes are on you if it is your work to maintain the website and communicate...
 Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-24, 09:43 Replies: 33 Views: 11,460 Posted By SmartMersenne Is it only me or are you also annoyed with less... Is it only me or are you also annoyed with less frequent updates and feedback from the new puzzlemaster? I mean the previous guy was also slow but not that much. Only on two occasions the previous...
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